Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rapid7

This is our home. And we’re proud of the place we’ve built.

At Rapid7, we fundamentally believe that every person deserves an equal opportunity to build an exceptional career and that diversity of mindset is integral to the growth and success of our company.
- Corey Thomas, Chairman & CEO

Our people come from different backgrounds all over the world

At Rapid7, we celebrate people bringing diverse perspectives to the table as we work together to help to secure the world’s connections.

Diversity of backgrounds and mindsets help us close gaps in experience and spark innovation. A deep commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is core to the strength and success of our business. It’s also, quite simply, the right thing to do. Not just for us, but for the advancement of our industry and our world. This is why we are building a place where everyone feels welcome to be their authentic selves.

 

 

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Always striving, never done

There’s no finish line to cross in our efforts on this front – we’ll keep striving to create a more inclusive workplace every day. Along the way, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Annual Report helps us to hold ourselves accountable and share our progress with the world.

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Values driving our community

We’re committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and investing in programs that nurture pathways for the future talent of our tech community. This commitment is fueled by two of our core values:

Advocate

Be an Advocate

By advocating for customers, underrepresented groups, and one another, we strive to create a more connected and collaborative experience for all.

Bring You

We want every person to feel empowered to embrace their own uniqueness and feel comfortable bringing their true self to work.

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Bringing people together through new pathways

We refer to our people at Rapid7 as Moose, a word that remains unchanged in both its singular and plural forms. It’s one of the many ways we work to build an internal sense of camaraderie and community. We’re one Moose and proud of the diverse perspectives that strengthen our herd.

Here are some notable initiatives helping to make Rapid7 a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive home for every Moose:

Internal Community Groups

  • Moose Pride: Our space for LGBTQ+ employees and allies to connect, discuss, and share ideas on creating a welcoming environment
  • Moose Vets: A group working to promote inclusion, aid in recruitment, and drive outreach to the veteran community at Rapid7
  • Vibranium: A group where our Black and LatinX team members can share thoughts and ideas, drawing support from one another
  • Women in Security: A group providing support, mentorship, and community for our global team of women engineers

Rotational Program

  • This college hiring program adds more diversity to our company while fostering structured community inclusion
  • We hire recent graduates as full-time employees AKA rotatoes; they spend their first 18 months working across different teams, broadening skill sets and building connections with a diverse array of Moose
  • Upon completion, new Moose are placed into permanent, non-rotating positions
More information on Rotational Program

Inclusive Benefits

  • Our benefits are designed to be inclusive to all Moose, from gender-neutral restrooms and showers to mother’s suites
  • We’ve recently expanded paternity leave benefits for expectant fathers
  • We offer curated and gamified courses on diversity, inclusion and belonging through Linkedin Learning

Nurturing diversity: Tech and education communities

Kindness and generosity are cyclical. That’s why giving back to the larger community is an integral part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program.

Hack Diversity

How We Are Involved:

  • Rapid7 is a founding member
  • We have sourced interns from the program, some of whom have transitioned to full-time employees at Rapid7
  • We’ve made significant annual financial contributions and have committed to hiring fellows each summer
  • Focus: 100% increase in the number of Black and Latinx technical talent in the innovation economy in Boston. Hack.Diversity recruits Black and Latinx students pursuing careers in software engineering, data analytics, information technology, and UX/UI design into the city’s fastest-growing companies — training, coaching and mentoring both employer and employee throughout the experience
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How We Are Involved

  • Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer at Rapid7 is a board member
  • We’ve made financial contributions to the program’s continued growth
  • We support the Build Boston Entrepreneurial Games during #rapid7givesback
  • Our Moose may volunteer or mentor the youth that are part of Build Boston
  • Corey Thomas was a judge on BUILDBoston’s Pitch Challenge for entrepreneurial high school students
  • Focus: BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success
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How We Are Involved

  • Rapid7 is a Sponsor and Initial Investor
  • Focus: Achieve the consistent representation of women and minorities in cybersecurity through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention – one person at a time.

STEM Education Programs

How We're Involved

  • Jeff Bray, VP of Financial Planning & Analysis at Rapid7 is a board member and donor
  • For certain campaigns, we have matched every dollar donated to BoSTEM up to $25,000
  • Focus: increase diversity in STEM; present engaging STEM opportunities to 10,000 Boston middle school students by 2020

Higher Education

Where We're Involved

  • Queen’s University, Belfast
    • The work of the Foundation builds on the University’s mission to be a world-class university that links Northern Ireland to the global community through the experience we offer to our students, the distinctive contribution made to society by our graduates and the high quality
  • University of Canberrra STEM Education Research Center
    • SERC is undertaking groundbreaking research in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, using innovative technology to assist children's learning

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by the numbers

The world stands to benefit from advances in these areas – and not just in terms of improving the quality of each person’s lived experience.

$12tn
in additional GDP

if gender gap is narrowed by 2025

$21bn
in potential revenue

if financial inclusion efforts broaden services for black Americans

Although we at Rapid7 believe that a commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture extends far beyond any metrics, we also feel there’s value in setting measurable goals.

With that in mind, we announced our 50|50 by 2020 initiative in 2018, with a goal of having 50% of our employees in the United States be women or People of Color by the end of 2020. Here’s a snapshot of how we performed against that goal and what our company looks like today:

Women or People of Color at Rapid7 (U.S)

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For more information how we're doing and where we're heading, read our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Annual Report

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We can't slow down now
As the world opens back up, we speed up

We at Rapid7 cannot slow down when it comes to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. They're rooted in our values: Be an Advocate, Bring You. They empower our people. And they help make our customers and the world more secure.

We're proud of the progress we've made and the relationships we've forged with diverse communities, and we'll never stop working to build stronger connections with people from all walks of life all over the world.

Learn more about our commitment to making a positive impact, both locally and globally.

Rapid7 for Social Good